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The marriage portrait  Cover Image Book Book

The marriage portrait / Maggie O'Farrell.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593320624
  • ISBN: 059332062X
  • Physical Description: 339 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"A novel set in Renaissance Italy, and centering on the captivating young duchess Lucrezia de' Medici"-- Provided by publisher.
Florence, the 1550s. Lucrezia, third daughter of the grand duke, is comfortable with her obscure place in the palazzo: free to wonder at its treasures, observe its clandestine workings, and to devote herself to her own artistic pursuits. But when her older sister dies on the eve of her wedding to the ruler of Ferrara, Moderna and Regio, Lucrezia is thrust unwittingly into the limelight: the duke is quick to request her hand in marriage, and her father just as quick to accept on her behalf. Having barely left girlhood behind, Lucrezia must now make her way in a troubled court whose customs are opaque and where her arrival is not universally welcomed. Perhaps most mystifying of all is her new husband himself, Alfonso. Is he the playful sophisticate he appeared to be before their wedding, the aesthete happiest in the company of artists and musicians, or the ruthless politician before whom even his formidable sisters seem to tremble? As Lucrezia sits in constricting finery for a painting intended to preserve her image for centuries to come, one thing becomes worryingly clear. In the court’s eyes, she has one duty: to provide the heir who will shore up the future of the Ferranese dynasty. Until then, for all of her rank and nobility, the new duchess’s future hangs entirely in the balance.
Subject: Medici, Lucrezia de', 1545-1561 > Fiction.
European fiction > Renaissance, 1450-1600.
Florence (Italy) > History > 1421-1737 > Fiction.
Marriage > Fiction.
Young women > Italy > Florence > 16th century > Fiction.
Duchies > Italy > Florence > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 13 of 60 copies available at Bibliomation.


  • 81 current holds with 60 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beardsley & Memorial Library - Winsted FIC O'FARREL (Text) 33750000082032 Adult New Fiction On holds shelf -
Beekley Community Library - New Hartford NEW F OFARRELL M (Text) 32544072705634 Adult New Fiction On holds shelf -
Bethel Public Library OFARRELL (Text) 34030147224304 Adult New Fiction Checked out 10/14/2022
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry AF O'FA (Text) 33260000577263 Adult New Checked out 10/07/2022
Brookfield Library F/OFARRELL (Text) 34029150696374 Adult New Fiction Checked out 10/13/2022
Burnham Library - Bridgewater FIC O'FARRELL (Text) 36937002169317 Adult New Material Checked out 10/08/2022
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC OFA (Text) 34014150722909 Lucky Day Checked out 10/14/2022
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC OFA (Text) 34014150748268 Adult New Fiction On holds shelf -
Canterbury Public Library FIC O'FARRELL (Text) 33190153992102 Adult New Checked out 10/05/2022
Chester Public Library OFA (Text) 33210000536397 Adult Fiction Checked out 10/14/2022
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